2nd Network of BioThings Hackathon
November 7-9, 2014
UC San Diego on the 5th floor of the CALIT2 building
Despite the massive amount of biomedical literature, only a small amount is available in a form that is readily computable. This hackathon will help develop a comprehensive Network of BioThings (proteins, genes, pathways, mutations, drugs, diseases) extracted from scientific research articles and integrated with public biomedical data (see blog post http://goo.gl/i91ngK). During this hackathon, we will (1) identify motivating use cases, (2) define a shared, sustainable, multi-component infrastructure to build the NoB, and (3) implement common data representations, ontology-based programmatic interfaces, and develop cool applications. We will do this in an open, scalable, responsive manner so that it becomes a major asset for hackers and biomedical researchers worldwide.
This Hackathon will feature
- networking and mentoring with leading researchers and experts
- prizes for the best contributions
Registration: Fees to be determined ($40.00 or less) Max 60 participants – first come first served! To reserve your spot, Please let us know you want to come!!! (click to sign up form)
Contact: Please send questions or comments to the Network of Biothings mailing list. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/network-of-biothings
The SDCSB is pleased to support this event.